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Mobility-era automotive success builds on Detroit regionís manufacturing strengths

As Detroit celebrates a century of automotive manufacturing, it stands poised to address future mobility with an established talent and manufacturing infrastructure. We consider what lies ahead.

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These diverse Metro Detroit schools are also among the state's best

We profiled some of the most diverse schools in Metro Detroit, both in terms of student demographics and educational offerings. Read about how they're working to bring the real world into the classrooms.

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Jessica Schatz of Expressions Music Academy on the power of systems in growing a business

Jessica Schatz went from three students at her first music academy business to now an estimated 1,400 students in three locations across Metro Detroit.

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Unified Business Technologies emphasizes women in traditionally male jobs

Michelle D’Souza is the President and CEO of Unified Business Technologies in Troy, a multi-faceted company that spans a number of different industries, including information technologies, manufacturing, engineering, and construction. One of the secrets to her success is hiring the right people, even if they don't have the "right" education or experience. 

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5 places to find authentic Latin American cuisine in metro Detroit

Pupusas, chicarones, pastelitos anyone? Pull up a chair at metro Detroit’s Guatemalan, Honduran and Salvadorean restaurants.
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Bob Gibbs presents a rendering of Troy's decidedly urbanist Master Plan.

How Metro Detroit's car-oriented suburbs are implementing a 'new American dream'

Things have changed over the past decade, with both residents and businesses shifting their attention back towards compact, walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods like Ferndale, Royal Oak, Birmingham, and Midtown and Downtown Detroit, and Metro Detroit's car-oriented are adjusting accordingly. 

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Tom Kelly prepares Michigan for the next industrial revolution

Technology is rapidly changing the way things are manufactured, and Tom Kelly wants to make sure that Michigan's manufacturing companies are at the forefront of what some are calling the world's fourth industrial revolution—or Industry 4.0, as it's been coined.

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Metro Detroit employers offer family-friendly policies to attract millennial workers

Workplaces across the nation are slow to meet the needs of a new generation of employees with families. But we talked to several Metro Detroit employers who are bucking that trend and leading the way to a more family-friendly workplace future.

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The Troy Historical Society and Troy Historic Village celebrate 50 years

This year the Troy Historical Society celebrates 50 years of a public-private partnership with the City of Troy in preserving the history and heritage of the city through the Troy Historic Village, a collection of ten carefully restored historic buildings that date back as far back as the 1830s.

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Disc Golf Goes Mainstream

Disc golf has been around in Metro Detroit since the 1970s. The sport continues to attract new players, new events and new courses every year. But is it ready for the mainstream?

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Valentine's Date Ideas Around Oakland County

This Valentine's Day, skip the old dinner-and-a-movie – not that we don’t love both dinner and movies, but why not mix it up a bit? There are plenty of activities and events going on all around Oakland County so you can make this special day a little more, well...special!

James Rigato

Looking back at the top stories of 2015

The end of the year is always a time for reflection. We here at Prosper love to share stories of positive developments happening throughout Oakland County, as well as stories of the people making a difference in our community. As we say goodbye to 2015, we look back on our top-read stories of the year – the stories about people working in different ways to make Oakland County such a wonderful place to call home.

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Find Your Inner Ronda Rousey at Fit2Fight Studios

Bianca Bahri opened Fit2Fight Studios in Troy to give women a place to work out where they feel comfortable but still train like fighters. 

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Great Places to See Fall Colors in Oakland County

Fall is in full bloom in Oakland County, and you still have time to enjoy it! There are numerous city, county, and state parks for you to hike and bike with the whole family. Here are just a few select scenic areas both close to home and a short drive away to take in the last breaths of fall, from historic manors to century-old cider mills, all amidst forested areas ideal for a perfect fall afternoon out with the family.

Kathleen Norton-Schock

Flower child capitalists turn low profit company into gazelle startup, ardentCause

ardentCause is a Troy-based socially entrepreneurial startup developed software applications for non-profits, foundations and the like, and doubles ita revenue every year. 
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